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- Why Immunotherapy
As a parent of two children with multiple cancer diagnoses, I have witnessed the damage, both long and short term, that chemo, surgery and radiation cause. I am grateful for these options against cancer, of course, but they come with a heavy price. Brent's last cancer, a leukemia, was caused by the brutal chemotherapy regimen that we used to treat osteosarcoma.
Brent ultimately found success against AML by using the power of his brother Alex's transplanted immune system (and a whole lot of prayer.) I am raising funds for researchers, so that they can develop more immunotherapies, fine tuning the process so that no one needs to endure what Brent has, for over five years.
I am biking 100 miles in June. I ride for Lauren, so that she may never need chemo or radiation. I ride for Brent because he has, and I firmly believe that we can do better. Thank you always for your support and prayers for our family.
Stephen, diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer at 28, enrolled in a clinical trial for a checkpoint inhibitor, a type of immunotherapy.
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Deborah, who was treated with the immunotherapy Yervoy" in combination with radiation for stage III melanoma, participated in the 2016 Answer to Cancer cycling event to raise funds for CRI.
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In 2012, life-long Tennessean Philip was shocked to learn that he had kidney cancer. Not satisfied with the chemotherapy options presented to him, Philip enrolled a clinical trial for the immunotherapy nivolumab (Opdivo").
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